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Summary

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But will the SAS be able to find an IRA sniper before he finds them?

South Armagh, 1989: cheering mobs stand over the body of a British soldier. He is the ninth to have been killed by the so-called Border Fox, an IRA sniper whose activities have helped make this area of the United Kingdom the most feared killing ground in Western Europe.

The British government is determined to break the tightly knit South Armagh Brigade of the IRA before more lives are lost. The SAS men of Ulster Troop are the best in the world at surveillance, unsurpassed in counterinsurgency techniques. And now, once again, they are going to have to prove it.

Their hunt for the Border Fox and the terrorists of South Armagh will be a murderous, little-publicized war in which every encounter, whether in or out of uniform, is potentially a battle to the death.

©2016 Peter Corrigan (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Superb

I thought this was one of the best books I've listened to on this subject. Paul Thornley is always good as the narrator: this is the first time I've heard one of the books of this author. I couldn't put the book down and was only disappointed with one thing, it was too short!!

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Awesome !!! You

Gripping from the off could not stop listening, intense and fast moving, fully recommended read.

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Excellent

Loved It So Compelling and a real rollercoaster ride ! Thoroughly Recommend it. Thought provoking

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excellent

I loved this book. it kept me looking forward to the next chapter. Realistic and believable. I thoroughly recommend it.

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Great listening

Great book, found it very difficult to get out the car until the end of a chapter.

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Abruptly ended

Interesting and well written, but I felt we hit a wall at the end...I mean what happened to 'Early' it was just to abruptly ended almost like a word cpount was hit and it was then finished iin as few words as possible.

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Tedious. Bad accents.

It's a long winded way of saying guy goes undercover, meets girls gets caught and then finally something happens. Nothing new to hear here. Move along!

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Brilliant

One day book. I could not stop listening. Gripping. Tension. I was there willing the lads to get out. Paul Thornley is a great narrator.

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Bit far fetched could've done without at accents

Would you try another book written by Peter Corrigan or narrated by Paul Thornley?

Yes

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Drop the accents and make it a bit more believable by more detail.

Could you see Bandit Country being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

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Thought it was OK but tried too hard to sound realistic when it really wasn't.

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Total rubbish, nonsense and badly spoken

I chose it thinking it was a true story but then af 20 minutes I knew it was complete fiction.
Living right near the places where the story is supposed to be based I just cringed when I heard the names and accents and expressions. Honestly it was basically DarbyO’Gill and the little people meets Armagh.

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